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Hi, my brother has a computer with 20gb hard drive, 248mb ram and a amd duron 850mhz processor and the computer is really slow. if i add more ram and change the hard drive to a bigger one, will the computer go faster, if not what is the best solution for my problem please?

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Adding RAM will make it faster, the hard drive size has no importance on speed. Try finding a second hand Athlon XP processor , something below 2000+ rating - that will really speed it up.

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Can you give more info on your set up ?
Which operating system ?
Too, click the start menu and get system information, and post.
Need a bit more info to better help, so you don't buy stuff until you need to.
Also, you can go to either CNet or MAjorgeeks, and click on top freeware picks. Some items that help my machines, are CCleaner, Smart Defrag, Advanced Care 3 to name a few.
Again, let me which operating system, as well as system information to better guide ( example Windows XP, 32 or 64 bit, date of manufacture, how full is that hard drive ) and so on. Another helpful idea is Crucial.com website, they can scan your system, tell you what ram is in your system, and make recommendations as to how much more will fit in. Then, I usually go to Tiger Direct or Newegg and buy from them after I know what I want.
Hope this helps.

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Hi, my brother has a computer with 20gb hard drive, 248mb ram and a amd duron 850mhz processor and the computer is really slow. if i add more ram and change the hard drive to a bigger one, will the...


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windows xp will work flawless if u changed ram and video card....

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